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Jobs report tempers mortgage rates

The jobs picture improved slightly in July, but its impact on the housing recovery is more murky. Mortgage bankers shed 1,200 jobs, as their refinance business has dropped dramatically due to higher rates. The unemployment rate for young adults rose … Continue reading

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Housing Recovery Shows Up In Job Gains

Residential construction jobs increased by just over 6,000 in April from the previous month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and residential specialty trade contracting jobs (plumbers, electricians, roofers, etc.) grew by over 7,000. Those workers need more trucks, … Continue reading

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